Tag: Innovation
Unbreakable Work Practices

Unbreakable Work Practices

On New Years Day, without fail, John Grisham starts writing a new book. Five days a week, each morning at 7 a.m., he’s in the same room, sitting on the same chair, tapping away on his trusty computer, and most importantly, with the same cup of coffee. No beeps, pings, messaging, or internet for that … Continue reading »

Thinking About Thinking

Thinking About Thinking

Over the last two decades we’ve become a little bit obsessed with ‘ innovation.’ A Google search brings up 680 million results for the word. It’s fair to say that for eccentrics like me, it’s the process of innovation that excites — and for the majority it’s really the promise of what it may bring. … Continue reading »

Leadership in the 21st Century

Leadership In The 21st Century

How the Teacher, the Learner, the Mobiliser, and the Giver will help modern workers bring their entire selves to the office The New World Demands New Kinds Of Leadership Nearly 20 years ago, Meghan Messenger joined Next Jump, a company that administers loyalty programs for some of the biggest organisations in the world. Over the … Continue reading »

THE OFFICE OF THE FUTURE

The Office Of The Future

A quarter of a century ago, renowned adman Jay Chiat proclaimed that his agency was moving to a “virtual office.” No more cubicles. No more dedicated desks – just endless open space, with lockers for personal items and day-use-only laptops. Using technology as the ultimate enabler, his knowledge workers would be manoeuvring fluidly in the … Continue reading »

Ask & You Shall Recieve

Ask & You Shall Recieve

After the first nudge from Lucas, I listed some Killer Startup Tools. And after some groundhog-day-style conversations with recently knighted UXers, I popped up: UX It Right Here is a list of firms and tools that is in perpetual beta. They’re all tied together by the great work they do, the culture they nourish – and … Continue reading »

A Quiet Renaissance

A Quiet Renaissance

What does a top engineer at Volvo in Sweden, a creative director at Nike in Sao Paolo and a senior consultant at EY in Jakarta all have in common? They are all folks I’ve recently met who have made the leap. They’ve abandoned their cushy jobs in the pursuit of something unknown, something exciting. The … Continue reading »

People, Purpose & Production

People, Purpose & Production

It’s an exciting time. Never before has there been a movement in the history of human labour so potent and so fierce. Elasticity is becoming the norm in our working practices and inside our organisations. All of it enabled and amplified through technology — the expansive and exponential network of ideas, value and growth. Organisations … Continue reading »

Innovation By Design

Innovation By Design

Fifteen years ago in the Design issue of Wired, an article appeared outlining Polaroid’s five-year strategic plan. Just 8 months later the company filed Chapter 11. The ‘new company’ formed in its aftermath declared bankruptcy again several years later. For real. Corporate failure aside, we all have a warm and fuzzy place in our 💚 … Continue reading »


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